Cucumber Granita with pineapple & cilantro
This cucumber granita could not be any more refreshing (or easy to make). Pineapple juice doesn’t overtake — it’s more of a sweetener, the cucumber flavor really comes through, and fresh cilantro adds just the right herbal element.
Cucumber flavor reigns supreme in this refreshing granita, the pineapple and cilantro are subtle. If you’re not a fan of cilantro, substitute with mint.
Heat water and sugar in a saucepan over medium, stirring until sugar dissolves for the simple syrup.
Purée cucumbers, pineapple juice, lime juice, and salt in a blender; transfer to a pitcher.
Stir in simple syrup and cilantro; transfer to a 7×11-inch baking dish, cover, and freeze until solid, at least 6 hours, or overnight. Let granita sit at room temperature 15 minutes before scraping with a fork and scooping into serving dishes.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 17mg 0%
Carbs 15g 5%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.